Blue Growth and Sea Transportation in Turkish Straits System – MARINA Workshop in Istanbul

2018-02-07 All day

7 February 2018 (9 am-5 pm) Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Growth and Sea Transportation in TSS Mavi Büyüme ve Türk Boğazlar Sistemi’nde Deniz Taşımacılığı The Turkish Straits System (TSS) acts as a biological corridor between two distinctly different basins and has a sensitive marine ecosystem. The region also harbors a lot of industrial activities and as well as 1/3 of the population of the nation. The metropolis of Istanbul is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is listed among 100 important historic sites of the Mediterranean; thus centring the area in touristic activities. One of the aims of Blue Growth is to enhance maritime activities, providing a higher input to the country’s economy. TSS is the only sea transportation route for larger vessels of the Black Sea countries and almost 90% of international trade is conducted through shipping. Therefore, the workshop would attract the attention of stakeholders (maritime industry administrators, trade associations), researchers, NGOs and citizens.


Triggering question: What Responsible Research and Innovation actions are needed to make maritime transport sustainable in TSS? You want to use your creative mind to develop solutions that best serve individual citizens, your local community and the European society at large. You want to make sure that your needs and expectations are taken into account when local, national and European decisions and innovations are being developed. GET STARTED! FOLLOW OUR WORKSHOP AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS ONLINE The workshop is organised by Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management using the World café methodology. It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policymakers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge. The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences.

Location:  Istanbul University Main Campus, Rectorate Building, Hall D3 - 34452 Beyazıt-Fatih/İstanbul

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    Science Centre AHHAA in Tartu, Estonia, 17 September 2018

    The second annual conference of the MARINA project aims at presenting cases studies highlighting examples where the implementation of RRI dimensions, principles and topics, made a difference in the impact of the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges. It will be hosted in the frame of Multi-conference RRI - SIS 2018.

    Specific themes of interest to RRI-SIS MARINA 2018 include but are not limited to:
    • Tourism and coastal cities
    • Pollution caused by human and sea pressures
    • Fisheries and aquaculture
    • Renewable energy (wave, wind, tidal)
    • Marine changes caused by climate
    • Marine Biotech
    • Sea Transportation
    • Deep Sea Mining

    The submitted papers are encouraged to discuss the specific theme(s) of marine challenges in the perspective of: Governance, Public engagement and Inclusion in the RRI process; Science education and communication in RRI actions; Gender and Ethical issues in RRI initiatives; Sustainability of RRI processes.

    Important Dates

    • July 10, 2018: Deadline for abstract submission
    • July 30, 2018: Deadline for paper submission
    • August 102018: Notification of acceptance
    • August 31, 2018: Submission deadline for the final version of the papers
    • September 2, 2018: deadline for conference registration
    • September 17, 2018: RRI-SIS MARINA Conference

    Find all details on the #MARINARRI2018 Conference and Call for Papers on the 2018 MARINA Conference website.